20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 15th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Mono Basin Historical Society, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mono County Museum, then get great views at Tunnel View, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mono County Museum, Mono Basin Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Mono County Museum ©
Mono County Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Sherwin Family Vineyards and Moone Tsai Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MacLeod Family Vineyard and Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Herb Lamb Vineyards), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings, Castello di Amorosa, MacLeod Family Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Sherwin Family Vineyards ©
Sherwin Family Vineyards
Moone Tsai Winery ©
Moone Tsai Winery

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 20th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then do a tasting at Pamo Valley Winery, and then do a tasting at Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then learn about winemaking at Milagro Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vineyard Grant James, and finally do a tasting at Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard & Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ramona
Highlights from your plan
Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery ©
Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery
Vineyard Grant James ©
Vineyard Grant James
Milagro Winery ©
Milagro Winery

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, and then make a trip to Golden Triangle.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Mission San Gabriel Archangel
Highlights from your plan
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation ©
Mission San Gabriel Archangel ©
Mission San Gabriel Archangel

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, get great views at Dante's View, and then see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Schwab.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Titanic, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidden Canyon and Pine Valley Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen Mirror Lake (in Duck Creek Village) and Maynard Dixon Living History Museum (in Mount Carmel). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Kolob Terrace Road, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pine Valley Chapel, Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, Aspen Mirror Lake
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Pine Valley Chapel ©
Pine Valley Chapel

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